Brockton Writers Series 10.11.21

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 – 6:30pm

Brockton Writers Series presents readings by:

Kelly Robson

Mary Lou Dickinson

Lisa Richter

Jael Richardson

Special note: As we adapt to current social distancing regulations, we’re happy to announce our event will be hosted by the wonderful ephemera series! They have already done their show online multiple times, so we are thrilled to benefit from their technical expertise, while also increasing collaboration within the literary community and growing connections between organizers, authors, and audience. You can attend the event by watching on the ephemera series YouTube channel. Please log in at 6:30.

The reading is PWYC (suggested $3-$5) and features a Q&A with the writers afterward. Books are available for sale.

 If you’d like to donate, please do so here.

Many thanks to the Ontario Arts Council for their support.




Inside the Pages: A Book Editor Demystifies the News and Reviews Process

Deborah Dundas is the Books Editor at the Toronto Star with a broad background in the media, including stints in business, lifestyle, and national and city politics, in television and in newspapers, in Canada and while working and living in Northern Ireland. She’s reported and edited/produced on air and for print – and has interviewed some of the world’s most recognizable authors including Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood, Colson Whitehead, Jonathan Franzen, Zadie Smith and John Irving. She regularly appears on stage, television and radio and is deeply involved with the literary community, often acting as a juror or host. She studied English and Political Science at Toronto’s York University and is currently pursuing an MFA at the University of King’s College.


Kelly Robson is a Canadian short fiction writer.  She was awarded the 2018 Nebula Award for Best Novelette and both the 2019 and 2016 Aurora Awards for best Short Story. She has also been a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, Theodore Sturgeon, Locus, Astounding, Aurora, and Sunburst awards.

Mary Lou Dickinson, a Toronto writer, grew up in northern Quebec. Her first book, One Day It Happens, was published at 70. Four more books since include short stories, two novels, and a mystery. She has also completed a memoir and a self-help book on retirement issues. Click here for more information.

Lisa Richter (she/her) is a poet, writer, editor, and ESL teacher. She is the author of two books of poetry, Closer to Where We Began (Tightrope Books, 2017) and Nautilus and Bone (Frontenac House, October 2020), winner of the National Jewish Book Award for Poetry, the Canadian Jewish Literary Award for Poetry, the Alberta Book Publishing Association’s Robert Kroestsch Award for Poetry, and longlisted for the Raymond Souster Award. She facilitates workshops with the Writers Collective of Canada, a charitable organization that promotes exploratory writing in community. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in FreeFall Magazine, The Malahat Review, The New Quarterly, Grain, EXILE, among other placesShe lives in Tkaronto/Toronto. You can find her online at

Jael Richardson is the author of The Stone Thrower, a book columnist on CBC’s q and the founder and Executive Director for the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) in Brampton, Ontario. Her debut novel, Gutter Child was shortlisted for the Amazon First Novel Award. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph and lives in Brampton, Ontario.


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